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 Where were you in 1979? 

If you were around back then, you might remember the “don’t look at the sun” warnings that surrounded the anticipated total eclipse of the sun. If you were not around at that time then, please, heed those warnings, and visit the Challenger Learning Center of Lake Erie West in Oregon to get a chance to view a wondrous and beautiful eclipse with your friends and neighbors. 

On Monday, Aug. 21, the U.S. will be treated to a total eclipse of the sun. The eclipse will be visible, weather permitting, across all of North America. The entire continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting two to three hours. Anyone within a 70-mile wide path that stretches through 14 states from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a total eclipse.

One of Toledo’s oldest and most popular ethnic festivals, The Birmingham Ethnic Festival: “A Weekend in the Old Country” has been held for the past 43 years to celebrate the strength and diversity of our community, our success in preventing the splitting of our neighborhood by a proposed road widening project, and our continuing fight for the preservation and recognition of our neighborhood.

The 43rd festival will feature popular Hungarian foods including chicken paprikás, Hunky turkey (roasted bacon sandwich), stuffed cabbage, homemade kolbász/sausage sandwiches, gulyás (goulash), palacsinta (crepes), cabbage and noodles, pastries and a wide array of other ethnic foods on Consaul Street.  

 Walbridge Veterans of Foreign War Post 9963 will host a ceremony for disposing unserviceable flags Aug. 19 at 8 p.m. in the Lake Township Cemetery.
 The post has donated a flag incinerator for use in the cemetery.

Oregon City Council on Monday will consider approving a $291,270 contract with Deitering Landscaping, Inc., of Leipsic, Ohio, to provide labor and materials for the city’s 2017 tree planting project.

 The Navarre Avenue Safety Improvement project, which is expected to be completed by the end of this year, could extend further east in the future, say officials.



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